In-House Classes & Specialized Weaving Programs Registration Information

To register for these courses, please download (PDF or Doc) and complete the registration form. 
Prepayment with registration is required for all courses. Payment may be made by mailing in a cheque or by e-transfer. 

All courses take place at the Burr House Spinners and Weavers Guild 

at the Guild Hall 

at 530 Carrville Road, Richmond Hill

In-House Classes


Block Printing on Fabric

Design your own lino blocks to hand print onto fabric. Repeat design patterns as well as special focal point designs will be explored. This class will give you the tools to create your own custom fabrics for your textile projects.

Date: Sunday May 27th, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 4 pm  6 Hours  

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Participants: 6 participants min. - 10 max.

Cost: $60 Guild Members / $70 Non Members 

Students should bring:

Cotton or Silk fabric pieces - washed and ironed 6” to 24” long

Optional: t-shirt -100% cotton pre-washed and ironed

Scissors, Exacto Knife, Masking Tape, Ruler

8” x 10” min. size Cutting mat or matte board or heavy cardboard

8” x 10” piece of real glass (not plastic) Dollar Store "clip frame” 

Images/fabrics/designs as reference or inspiration

Plain paper for testing your prints & tracing paper

2B or 4B graphite pencil, Black Sharpie marker

Old clothes or apron to wear and rag for cleaning

Plastic knife or popsicle stick

Gloves to protect hands optional

Lino cutting tools optional 

Equipment provided: 

Soft brayer, hard brayer or rolling pin, lino block cutters

A material fee: will be collected at the beginning of the course

Two 4” x 6” medium soft lino blocks $15

Bench Hook for safe cutting $10 optional to purchase

Inks $5

Soft Felted Rocks Class

Have you seen the amazing decorative soft felted rocks showing up in store displays and on the internet? Are you curious how to make your own? This workshop will teach you a few different techniques that can possibly be used, focusing on what we have found to work the best! The course will include multiple colours and tones of fibre to create your own, unique beautiful "stones".

Date: To be determined

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student should wear: Casual clothing, may get wet and soapy!

Cost: $ 35 Guild Members / $40 Non-Members

Materials and instruction include in cost.

Beginner Basketry with Michelle Zikovitz

Historically, any basket with a flat bottom, either square or rectangular has been broadly classified as a market basket. Learn the art of basketry while creating a functional and unique multi-purpose basket measuring approx. 4 ½ x 9 x 5. Basket can be accented with dyed coloured reed of your choice. A material fee of $20 will be collected at the beginning of the course. 

Date: To be determined
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Level: Beginners
Students should bring: Old towels, plastic container, plastic basin or bucket, 20 -24 clothes pins, clippers or strong scissors, lunch.
Cost: $ 60 Guild Members / $70 Non-Members 
Materials provided: $ 20

All the various sizes and types of reed to complete the basket, pattern and instructions – all are part of the kit provided to each participant. In addition, extra clothes pins, measuring tapes, pencils, awl, scissors, and various other basketry tools will be available for use during the workshop.
Method of Payment

E-Transfer payment

1. Sign into your online banking institution. Select E-Transfer. Use as the e-mail address for the bank payment. 

Include COURSE and DATE in the message to recipient.

2. In a send separate e-mail to

Include the word INTERAC in the subject line and your password (ANSWER to the question you chose).

All NON-MEMBERS will need to download (Doc or PDF) below and complete a registration form. In a send separate e-mail to

Include the word REGISTRATION FORM in the subject.


Payment by cheque. 

Make your cheque payable to: Burr House Spinners and Weavers Guild (no other wording will do). Cheque may be postdated. 

GUILD MEMBERS need only write down the course and date on the back of the cheque.

All NON-MEMBERS will need to download (PDF) below, complete a registration form and include it with your cheque.

You can mail it or drop it off in the Guild Hall’s mailbox.

Burr House Spinners and Weavers Guild

530 Carrville Road, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 6E6 

Get Sett
The correct sett can make or break a fabric. The functionality of your cloth is dependent on its drape and density. There are easy ways to decide on sett before you sample. Learn to determine the best sett for your project through a series of experiments in plain weave and twill on a 4 Shaft Loom.

Instructor: Jette Vandermeiden
Date: Saturday Feb 24th - Sunday Feb 25th, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: 110 Guild Members / $130 Non-Members

Course is FULL

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